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China aids in cutting down space debris

By Zhao Lei ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-05-13 07:24:41

China has made remarkable progress in controlling and reducing the impact of space debris on exploration and will strengthen cooperation with other nations, according to a senior official.

"China has allocated a considerable amount of resources in research and development for the detection, protection and mitigation of space debris," said Xu Dazhe, head of the China National Space Administration. "A surveillance and early warning system has taken shape, beginning to provide technical support to our manned space exploration and satellite operation."

While addressing the 32nd Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee Plenary Meeting that opened in Beijing on Monday, Xu said cutting-edge technologies were adopted to prevent Long March rocket parts from exploding in space after they sent satellites or spacecraft into orbit, thus avoiding generating new debris.

China aids in cutting down space debris

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